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Somerset on the Pier: Experience the Best of the Hobart Waterfront

Hobart is one of Australia’s most scenic capital cities, nestled between the deep Derwent River and majestic kunanyi/Mt Wellington. The Hobart waterfront is a wonderful spot for a relaxing getaway, whether you are a Tasmanian local or welcome visitor.


Somerset on the Pier offers stunning accommodation in a prime location right on the Hobart waterfront. The serviced apartments are perfect for a romantic weekend or an extended stay. Choose from one-bedroom or family apartments, each with complimentary Wi-Fi and fully-equipped kitchenettes.


The converted 1930s pier building fuses old-world charm with contemporary style. Relax in your spacious loft-style apartment or outside on your private balcony. Take in the atmosphere and enjoy panoramic views of the River Derwent and historic Sullivan’s Cove. Sunrise and sunset are particularly scenic, especially if the sky puts on a colourful show over the docked boats and calm water.


Next door at Brooke St Pier, you’ll discover a vibrant hub of eateries, bars, and businesses offering gourmet Tasmanian produce. Island goods on offer include: cheese, whisky, beer, wine, chocolates, truffle oil, saffron, jams, condiments, tea and fudge. Take your pick of mouthwatering treats and retire to your apartment to eat, drink, and watch the world go by.


If you are keen to venture out, you’ll find plenty to see and do right on your doorstep. It’s easy to explore Hobart on foot; many experiences are located around or close to the waterfront, or depart from the waterfront area.

Things to do:

  • Go shopping in the Hobart CBD
  • Stroll the famous Salamanca Market on Saturdays
  • Taste your way around the local restaurants
  • Enjoy a cocktail, whisky or wine in the hip bars and historic pubs
  • Browse the galleries and boutique shops in Salamanca Place
  • Wander up to historic Battery Point
  • Visit the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
  • Tour Hobart’s hot spots with Red Decker‘s hop-on, hop-off bus
  • Catch the ferry out to Mona Museum
  • Jump aboard the Peppermint Bay lunch cruise.

Somerset on the Pier is a beautiful spot to enjoy the atmosphere during famous Hobart events, including the Taste of Tasmania, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, and the Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

Check out our full list of upcoming events in Southern Tasmania.

We love it when you share your adventures with us! Share your snaps by tagging @hobartandbeyond and using #HobartandBeyond on Instagram and Facebook – we’ll share our favourite pics on social media and in the blog.


The Ultimate Day Out at Mona Museum
Our Guide to Exploring kunanyi/Mt Wellington
It’s a Date: Romantic Activities in Southern Tasmania
For Foodies: Cooking Schools in Southern Tasmania
No Car Required: Tips for Exploring Hobart on Foot
Discover Battery Point’s Treasures
Bushwalking in Southern Tasmania


Somerset on the Pier via the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse


Isabel Galloway

For more great events in southern Tasmania, be sure to visit our Events page.

We love it when you share your adventures with us! Share your snaps by tagging @hobartandbeyond and using #HobartandBeyond on Instagram and Facebook – we’ll share our favourite pics on social media and in the blog.

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As a destination that welcomes visitors to these lands, we acknowledge our responsibility to represent to our visitors, Tasmania’s deep and complex history, fully, respectfully and truthfully.

We acknowledge the Aboriginal people who continue to care for this country today. We pay our respects to their elders, past and present. We honour their stories, songs, art, and culture, and their aspirations for the future of their people and these lands. We respectfully ask that tourism be a part of that future.

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